Issue 64 – January 2018

Loading a “Kress” coal hauler at the North American Coal Corporation, “Feedom Mine”, located near Beulah, ND. The mine supplies Antelope Valley and Leland Olds Power stations, as well as the Great Plains Synfuels Plant.
Emergency response to coal and energy production incidents in Victoria

Fire and emergencies in coal mines, handling and power generation facilities as proven with the…

Reviewing plans with A/Supt Brian Curley (Vicpol).
Terrorism: The changing risk environment for firefighters

Emergency Management organisations are faced with a changing risk environment, an environment that will continue…

We are all in this together as firefighters

In this world of mass media, we can get caught up in our own importance,…

The technical committee for emergency management is currently updating a standard which details the establishment, validation and implementation of an emergency plan.
Changes to fire sprinklers, fire hydrants and emergency management

Standards Australia is the nation’s peak non-government standards organisation with a long lasting commitment to…

Pyroplex Timber Fire Door Seals.
Pyroplex – The importance of certification for passive fire protection

With a staggering amount of construction taking place across the region, and with fire safety…

KFSA President Kim Myung-hyun shares his opinion at the 2017 Korea-China-Japan associations meeting in China.
Korea Fire Safety Association – Dreaming of the world’s representative safety organization beyond Korea

I would guess that many people have known ‘A theory of human motivation’ of Abraham…

NEW Auto Eject Covers, built for severe duty and developed for emergency vehicles that incorporate Auto Eject and Indicator in one product.
Kussmaul Electronics Co., Inc. – Quality, integrity, durability and service meet to provide severe duty products

Kussmaul Electronics Co., Inc. was founded in September 1967 in the USA by Ernest A.…

Camera images can be divided into zones to establish specific risk areas.
Patol – Adding thermal imaging to its fire detection offering for waste recycling

Industrial fire detection specialist Patol has extended its capabilities in protecting recycling plants and waste…

Bristol’s new Particulate Protection Hood filters harmful smoke particles.
Bristol Uniforms – Safety in the hood

The first duty of firefighting PPE has always been to protect the crew from the…

Australian Fire fighters doing Burn over training.
Bruck Textiles – Australia takes on the world of protective textiles

From its beginnings in the 1940s, as a manufacturer and supplier of furnishing and fashion…

Inert gas systems, like Fike’s ProInert system, provide the greatest degree of design flexibility.
Choosing the right clean agent for your fire hazard

Sprinkler systems are the most widely used form of fire suppression in the world. Their…

Unknown hazards are of great concern for firefighters.
Model behaviour

A simple way of minimising firefighters’ exposure to hazardous chemicals on the job, after the…

FPA Australia CEO Scott Williams and Bill Lea, winner of the A.V. Viscogliosi Outstanding Service Award.
Fire Protection Industry Awards – Nine deserving winners across eight categories were given the gong

The Australian fire protection sector came together on 9 November 2017 in the beautiful Metropolis…

A shelf full of RFID tagged tools is scanned in a single read at Mid & West Wales FRS.
Hi-speed multi-read RFID inventory management is now available in Asia

Redkite RFID hi-speed batch scan functions saves hours in inventory management Trials in Warwickshire Fire &…

Stop cancer at the door!

International studies have shown that firefighters have a significantly higher risk of developing cancer in…

Graph indicating the dramatic rise in building heights over the last 45 years.
Grenfell: the perfect formula for tragedy

Within 51 days, the world witnessed three unfortunate events in cities separated by thousands of…

The Hino 300 Series 4x4 features more safety, more power and torque, more gears and more comfort than its competitors.
Hino 300 Series 4X4: Tried, tested & proven 4 Australia

Devised specifically with the Australian fire services in mind, and thoroughly tried, tested and proven…

Advanced’s MxPro 5 multiprotocol panel.
The ultimate challenge – using the latest fire systems to protect remote sites

Intermittent power, a 12-hour round trip to site – if the ferry’s working that is…

The politics of crisis management.
Understanding the drivers for successful disaster response across government

Australia similar to many countries in the Asia-Pacific experiences a regular cycle of natural disaster…

Gel drop test run.
Gels up in the air

So what’s the attraction with gels or, water enhancers, in Australia? Gels have been used…

Firefighter’s, Jason Schnepf, Jack Burns, Matt Hitchen, Justain café.
Is your fire service prepared? Firefighter cardiac arrest – Part 2

As discussed in part one there is a high physiological risk associated with firefighting and…

The most significant natural hazard emergency management issues Australia faces have been developed to guide research over the next decade.
Priorities to guide hazards research

The most significant natural hazard emergency management issues Australia faces have been drawn up by…

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